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Limescale-like Waste From Geothermal Power Could be Eco-friendly Alternative to Synthetic Catalysts

    Limescale-like Waste From Geothermal Power Could be Eco-friendly Alternative to Synthetic Catalysts

A geothermal power waste product that is similar to limescale can be used to decontaminate engine exhaust fumes, university chemists have discovered. The team at Manchester Metropolitan University found that

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Innovation Competition Highlights £32 Billion Market Opportunity For Global Floating Offshore Wind Market

    Innovation Competition Highlights £32 Billion Market Opportunity For Global Floating Offshore Wind Market

The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), managed by the Carbon Trust, has launched the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition to accelerate the development and commercialisation of floating wind. The Carbon Trust, together with 14 leading offshore

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

    Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport companies €20,000 each towards the purchase of a Natural Gas

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Researchers Pioneer New Technique to Transform Used Milk Bottles into Kayaks and Storage Tanks

    Researchers Pioneer New Technique to Transform Used Milk Bottles into Kayaks and Storage Tanks

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks for water and fuel, and sporting goods such as kayaks

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New Research to Improve Environmental Sustainability Commences

    New Research to Improve Environmental Sustainability Commences

Improving environmental sustainability of modern-day agricultural production systems, especially in relation to climate change, is the focus of new research. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is produced by micro-organisms in

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The North Atlantic Ocean Current May be Slowing

    The North Atlantic Ocean Current May be Slowing

“We are 50 to 100 years ahead of schedule with the slowdown of this ocean circulation pattern,” says climate scientist Michael Mann. A stubborn blue spot of cool ocean temperatures

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WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

    WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of

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Study Finds Plastics at Bottom of Deep Submarine Canyon

    Study Finds Plastics at Bottom of Deep Submarine Canyon

It is no secret that the world’s oceans are swimming with plastic debris —but the reach of human plastic waste is as deep as 2125 m, even 320 km offshore,

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Climate Change Occurring Faster Than Birds Can Adapt

    Climate Change Occurring Faster Than Birds Can Adapt

Climate change is occurring so rapidly that many animals may be unable to adapt, according to findings of an international study published in ‘Nature Communications’. An international team of researchers evaluated

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Future Innovator Prize 2019

    Future Innovator Prize 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have announced a joint initiative to incentivize researchers in Ireland to address global challenges in achieving the UN Sustainable Development

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First On-site Aerobic Food Waste Recycling Technology Unveiled

    First On-site Aerobic Food Waste Recycling Technology Unveiled

WPM Green Energy, a sustainability services and solutions provider, yesterday launched ORCA, an on–site aerobic food waste recycling technology at The Yacht restaurant in Dublin, the first food business to

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Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

    Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, has launched its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to

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New Evidence Shows Noise Pollution is Hampering Birds Communicating With Each Other

    New Evidence Shows Noise Pollution is Hampering Birds Communicating With Each Other

Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new research from Queen’s University Belfast has

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SFI Future Innovator Prize 2019 – Zero Emissions Challenge

    SFI Future Innovator Prize 2019 – Zero Emissions Challenge

Science Foundation Ireland is inviting research teams to compete for a €2 million prize award under the SFI Future Innovator Prize to develop disruptive STEM-based solutions that address significant challenges in achieving net-zero economy-wide greenhouse

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New Partnership to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

    New Partnership to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which deploys the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor the

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Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

    Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go straight into the compost bin without washing. They are the

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Irish Students Aim to Shape Ireland’s Future With Launch of the Enactus National Competition

    Irish Students Aim to Shape Ireland’s Future With Launch of the Enactus National Competition

A selection of Ireland’s most promising young social entrepreneurs recently joined Bank of Ireland ambassador and Leinster Rugby star, Sene Naoupu to officially launch the 2019 Enactus Ireland National Competition.

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EarthSense and Trinity College Dublin Join Forces to Create an Educational Air Quality Tool for Dublin City Centre

    EarthSense and Trinity College Dublin Join Forces to Create an Educational Air Quality Tool for Dublin City Centre

Air quality expert, EarthSense is integrating its Zephyr® air quality data into a new educational air quality tool developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin. The venture aims to enhance engagement

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Grass as an Important Source of Biomass

    Grass as an Important Source of Biomass

Is grass more than it seems?  This was a question addressed by a group of specialists from New Zealand, Denmark and Ireland during a recent 4-day visit to three Teagasc

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Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

    Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015. The report presents the main results of implementing the action

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EU Invests Over €10 Billion in Innovative Clean Technologies

    EU Invests Over €10 Billion in Innovative Clean Technologies

The European Commission has announced an investment programme worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in several sectors to boost their global competitiveness. EU innovative climate action, as announced by

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UCC Academics Are Dreaming of a Sustainable Christmas

    UCC Academics Are Dreaming of a Sustainable Christmas

With Ireland’s performance on climate action in response to global warming been ranked as the worst in the EU (48th out of 56 countries), according to the Climate Change Performance Index,

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UCC With Oxford University Reveal – The Early Bird Catches a Mate

    UCC With Oxford University Reveal – The Early Bird Catches a Mate

A groundbreaking new study published in the journal, Nature Ecology and Evolution, has found that two individual personalities of male great tits influence bonding with their future breeding partner. Professor John

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A New Bioeconomy Strategy For a Sustainable Europe

    A New Bioeconomy Strategy For a Sustainable Europe

The European Commission has put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society,

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UCC is Europe’s Top ‘Star’ For Sustainability

    UCC is Europe’s Top ‘Star’ For Sustainability

University College Cork has become the first institution outside of North America to achieve a gold star rating from the

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Ireland’s First Plastic Free Café at University College Cork

    Ireland’s First Plastic Free Café at University College Cork

Following the successful introduction of the ‘University Farm’ initiative in 2016, KSG Catering is once again partnering with UCC on

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Lego-style Solar Panels to Smash Energy Bills

    Lego-style Solar Panels to Smash Energy Bills

Ready-made snap-together solar panels that turn waste heat into hot water are being developed at Brunel University London in a

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GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

    GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an award-winning specialist firm focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects involving complex and challenging

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EU and Irish Government Decisions on Novel Plant Breeding Techniques Could Consign Irish Agriculture to the Scrapheap of History

    EU and Irish Government Decisions on Novel Plant Breeding Techniques Could Consign Irish Agriculture to the Scrapheap of History

Recent decisions by the Irish government and the European Court of Justice with regard to novel plant breeding techniques could

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Tellus National Airborne Survey 2018

    Tellus National Airborne Survey 2018

The Tellus Survey – a nationwide programme of Geological Survey Ireland, which collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil

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Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

    Ireland’s Most Sustainable Paper-free Cup Launched

Ireland’s only completely paper-free compostable cup has been launched by Zeus, the Irish global packaging solutions company. Unlike other compostable

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Ireland is 9th Most ‘Highly Transparent’ Property Market in the World

    Ireland is 9th Most ‘Highly Transparent’ Property Market in the World

The latest JLL Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) shows that Ireland’s property market ranks within the most ‘highly transparent’

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Irish Soils – The Living Skin of Our Nation

    Irish Soils – The Living Skin of Our Nation

Our soil is a critical national resource that underpins national agricultural, environmental, ecological and cultural dimensions of our economy and

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Significant Efforts Required to Ensure Irish Agriculture Reduces GHG Emissions

    Significant Efforts Required to Ensure Irish Agriculture Reduces  GHG Emissions

A new report from Teagasc indicates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Irish agriculture are set to increase over the

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EU Measures on Emissions, Climate and Energy Could Reduce Premature Deaths by Half in 2030

    EU Measures on Emissions, Climate and Energy Could Reduce Premature Deaths by Half in 2030

A new European Commission report, Clean Air Outlook, shows that the number of premature deaths due to air pollution in 2030

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College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

    College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil

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Whirlpool Research Set to Change the Way We Build Rail, Flood and Sewerage Systems

    Whirlpool Research Set to Change the Way We Build Rail, Flood and Sewerage Systems

Researchers from IT Sligo, together with colleagues from one of Switzerland’s leading universities, have made a discovery about how whirlpools

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SolarAdTek Lighting Retrofit Sees a Significant Cut in Carbon Emissions From Bus Shelters

    SolarAdTek Lighting Retrofit Sees a Significant Cut in Carbon Emissions From Bus Shelters

Dublin-based Solar AdTek, the leading developer and supplier of innovative solar powered lighting for outdoor advertising, has completed an upgrade of

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New Project Rewards Farming With Nature in East Cork

    New Project Rewards Farming With Nature in East Cork

A new project in the Bride Valley in east Cork will reward participating farmers for wildlife on their farms. The

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Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

    Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

Calor Gas, Ireland’s longest established supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has launched Ireland’s first certified renewable LPG for homes

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Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

    Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Show, Ireland’s leading business energy event returns to the RDS on Wednesday, 18 April

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EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

    EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

Half way through the implementation of the EU’s action plan for a maritime strategy in the Atlantic, an independent study finds it has spurred

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SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

    SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a research fund of over €2.5 million to support cutting-edge research,

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€8.2m available for environmental research from EPA

    €8.2m available for environmental research from EPA

The EPA has launched its annual research call seeking proposals to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems.

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